On Thursday, February 4, Paula Maez and Linda Levy taught two classes on WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders: http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/) and REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management: http://www.remm.nlm.gov/) to employees of the Laredo Health Department, to fireman and EMTs from the Laredo Fire Department, and to area HazMat specialists. Both WISER and REMM are resources produced by the Specialized Information Services division of the National Library of Medicine as part of a continuing effort to bring important information about disaster management to those who need it. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance, and REMM provides guidance for health care providers and hospitals about clinical diagnosis and treatment during transportation events involving radiation, terrorist incidents, or mass casualty radiological/nuclear events.
Class participants said that the classes were very informative and indicated that the sites pulled together
multiple resources in an easy, understandable, accessible format.